by Max Barry

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Largest Gambling Industry: 18,902ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20,218thMost Rebellious Youth: 20,786th
The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
Everyone expects the Varanian Inquisition
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Vara 13

Population874 million

CurrencyObject Permanence
AnimalQuestion Mark

The Republic of Vara 13 is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed population of 874 million Vara 13ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Healthcare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 37.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Vara 13ian economy, worth 47.5 trillion Object Permanences a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 54,347 Object Permanences, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The new Liquor Legitimacy Office is besieged with job applications from people who have experience in "statistical sampling methods", naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus, and Vara 13ian watches list strained wrists as a common side effect. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vara 13's national animal is the Question Mark, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Vara 13 is ranked 234,771st in the world and 19th in Feminist Empire for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -11.53 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Largest Gambling Industry: 18,902ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20,218thMost Rebellious Youth: 20,786th
Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the region

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